Should Local Schools Have Armed Guards?
One district in New Jersey already voted to hire guards for schools.
Less than a week after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, a New Jersey school district took action, with its board of education approving to hire armed security guards at each of its buildings.
The Marlboro Board of Education approved the action on Dec. 20, as reported in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch, and will have armed security guards in each of its nine school buildings at the start of the new year.
Another debate about gun control regulations and laws was sparked after the massacre in Newtown, with many calling for stricter legislations and enforcement. On the other side, the National Rifle Association said it recommended schools hire armed guards, as the board approved in Marlboro.
But what about Washington Township? Do you think the Washington Township School District, as well as the West Morris Regional School District, should look at hiring armed guards in the schools? What about changes in current security systems in those districts?
Tell us in the comments section below what you believe should be done–if anything–locally.
The Washington Township School District board of education next meets on Jan. 3 at the Long Valley Middle School at 7 p.m., and the West Morris Regional School District board of education next meets on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at West Morris Central High School.